Belfast to build Libeskind’s peace centre in former prison

Daniel Libeskind studio has been given the green light to build the proposed peace centre on the site of former Maze prison in Belfast.

The project is collaboration between Studio Daniel Libeskind and Belfast-based architects McAdam Design, aimed to support the work of peace building organisations in the region.

Maze prison, also known as Long Kesh, used to house paramilitary prisoners during the Troubles and became notorious due to the hunger strikes in 1981 where ten prisoners died. The prison was closed in 2000.

“It is truly meaningful to build a hope-filled common ground, to tell individual stories and to do so at Maze Long Kesh,” said Libeskind.

The plan to redevelop the site as a showground was approved in January of this year.